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Wishing you all a happy New Year.

May all your dreams and wish come true.

May you SUCCEED in all that you do.

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Lucky Charms for New Year

Another day has passed. No good or bad news here. It was just an ordinary day except that our neighbors were busy talking about the food to prepare on New Year’s Eve and the “Lucky Charms” or what we called in our own language as “PALIHI” that they are going to prepare before New Year’s comes.

Filipinos today, including me, followed the tradition of the Chinese people that before New Year’s comes, you must have 13 kinds of fruits on your table. Some are 12 kinds of fruits. It is believed that having 12 or 13 kinds of fruits will give you good health, prosperity for the coming year, a good job, good business etc. It is also believed that pineapple is good on the table because it has lots of circles on the skin and it looks like eyes and it said that the eyes of this fruit has the ability to see good fortune, good opportunities in business or work.
Another tradition is to wear dotted clothes and coins in your pocket and shake it while you welcome in the New Year. I don’t know where…

The Beautiful Boxer

Image from Thai Boxing Camp

Yesterday, we went to my cousin’s place because I was bored here in our house and I also missed my very cute nephew and niece. While we were there, we watched a Thailand movie but there’s an English translation written below the screen so you can just read the lines or dialog of the characters. It was a true-to-life story of a gay boxer. He became popular in their place for being a gay boxer. He won many fights. His father was his trainer and never knew that his son was gay. Only his mother knows who really he is. The scenes were made funny when he was trying to act like a girl in front of the mirror when he was alone inside his room.

He hid his secret to the people but some of his friends noticed already that he is not really a man. One day, while he and his mother were in the room, they made fun, the mother puts on him some make up and very red lipstick. The father was not there in the house and they didn’t expect that the father will …

Earthquake on Christmas Day

I was on my computer when the computer table started shaking. I thought my niece was playing under the computer table because she was here with me. There were people outside singing on their karaoke. Maybe when they noticed also that the ground was shaking they stopped and I heard a female voice on the microphone asking if there’s an earthquake, then silence followed. The shakes became stronger and stronger. I stood up and walked slowly and then I opened all the doors because I was thinking if the earthquake will become stronger then we will be stuck inside the house. Doors must be opened if there’s an earthquake because you can’t open them once they are deformed by an earthquake. It was 11:30 in the morning when the unexpected earthquake hit here and it lasts only a few seconds.

The epicenter of this earthquake is in General Santos City, the place of our champion boxer Manny Pacquiao. It reached to 6.1 intensity, stronger than here in Davao . I was just glad that the earthqua…

Good morning Lumad

It was 8:00 o’clock already in the morning and I was still laying here on my bed. I didn’t want to get up because the weather is cold outside and it was nice to stay in bed and wrap my body with the blanket. I don’t need to get up early because it’s already vacation time from school. While I was inside my blanket, I heard drums and a guitar playing. It sounds like somebody dancing our “ati’atihan” or our native dance here. I asked my son what was that sounds outside, he said, it was the mountain people, they were dancing and singing in front of the houses here, big or small as a way of caroling. My son said, they asked for used clothes in exchange for their native dance. As soon as I heard this, I got up and went outside. I was happy and I enjoyed watching them while they were dancing and playing their own musical instruments It was too late when I remembered my camera but still, I ran back to my room to get my camera and when I tried to turn it on, the batteries were not work…

Raising Children is Hard Work.

Have you ever watched a child begging for a certain toy that the parent does not wish to buy? Or a child who wants to run and play outside their house but the parent wants them to stay in the house? But most often, the parent gives in. The parent changes “no” to “yes”.

I think I am one of those parents who always gave in. At first, I was tough to say “no” but later I will give in because my son will not stop asking me until I say “yes”. I don’t believe that good parenting means bending to the will of their children in most things. When he was 3 to 5 years old, it was hard for me to say “no” to him because he cannot understand or accepts any explanations. He will just cry, cry, cry until the sun sets. My youngest is now 7 years old and sometimes, he is still in the stage that if he wants something, don’t say “no”. But today, maybe because he’s not a little kid anymore, I can explain to him a little why I say “no,” but then you can still see the reaction on his face that he’s not …

Paradise Island in Davao City

Seven-hectare resort to rise in Samal

DAVAO City - The Bangayan Group of Companies is building a nine-hectare resort-residential complex on Samal Island that is expected to drive tourism activities in Davao region.

Under construction is the Holiday Oceanview Resort & Spa, which includes a 120-room hotel, a 400-room condominium complex, a marina, and a subdivision. The whole project is expected to be completed by 2009.

Brokers of the P300-million complex, however, are already selling the residential component of the project and participated in the Davao Travel Show at the SM City.

Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano, who attended the travel show and inspected the different tourism projects in Davao over the weekend, said the rise of Davao as a major tourist destination is encouraging the development of hotels and resorts.

Davao is being promoted as an achor destination of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Growth Ar…

Santa Claus





12 days of Christmas

Do you know the meaning every line of the songs 12 days of Christmas? Here’s what I read from the book of Christians.
Some Christians assign symbolism to the gifts in the song. One of the most common versions of these assigned meanings is:

* The 'partridge in a pear tree' means there is only one God and is also symbolic of Jesus (see Luke 13:34).

* The 'two turtle doves' are the Old and New Testaments.

* The 'three French hens' are the three Persons of the holy Trinity or the three virtues: faith, hope, and love, though according to Ace Collins' book "Stories of the Best Loved Christmas Songs", they represent the expensive gifts of the Wise Men: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

* The 'four calling birds' are the Evangelists: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John; or their Gospels. Which makes sense because they are “calling” out the story?

* 'Five gold rings' are the first five books of the Bible, or the Pentateuch.

* 'Six geese a-laying…

Perfect Christmas Gift

7 days more to go and it’s Christmas. I wonder about the other people all over the world, how they celebrate their Christmas. Is there really a perfect Christmas? When can you say that your Christmas is perfect?

Here in the Philippines , schools from primary and secondary level and some colleges, they have a Christmas party before the Christmas vacation. Companies, big or small, public or private, they also have Christmas partys before the Christmas vacation. After the party, the students will go home with gifts from their exchange-gifts while the employees, especially who are working in a big company, will go home with gifts from their exchange-gifts also plus their bonuses from the company for their hard work during the year.

How about the people leaving on the street, I am sure that they don’t have a Christmas party, but maybe they have yummy foods to share on Christmas eve or maybe, Christmas for them is just like an ordinary day. If somebody will give them a house to live in, …

Keys to Family Happiness

I went to the market this afternoon ( Dec. 14, 2008 ) and there was a woman who was just standing beside the wet market and she was holding some leaflets. I saw her giving the leaflets to the people. It was just a piece of folded paper. When I was in front of her, she gave me the small paper but I didn’t read it until I got home. I cooked and then we ate. I was already sitting outside at our house when I remembered the leaflet. I went back inside and I read the leaflet. The content of the leaflet is this.


Four Steps to Solving Problems

1. Set a time to discuss the issue.
For everything there is an appointed time,…a time to keep quiet and a time to speak. Some problems may evoke strong emotions. If that happens, have the self-control to call a temporary halt - - to “keep quiet” - - before tempers flare.

2. Express your opinion honestly and respectfully
Be honest and specific about your feelings when talking to your mate. Remember, your goal when discussi…

This is the continuation of “My first blog”

The coffee and cream was created. Now, that I have my first story maybe I am now ready to sign-up here. Yes, I did. I signed-up and I found out that there were 3 simple steps to follow. Oh! Easy, I said. After completing the registration process, I post my first story. I thought it was all so simple. When I tried to preview my post, it was so clean, no texts or boxes on the side. It was not like the other blogs that there were so many texts and boxes on the side. I don’t have any idea on how to put all those things to my blog. Wait, I need help from the experts! I went back to my friends again and I asked them about my problem. Well, they are really good friends of mine because they answered all my questions. They gave me step-by-step instructions. As I was doing everything to my blog to make it presentable, I didn’t notice that it was 6:00 in the evening already. I started at 10:00 A.M. I think, after talking to my honey on the phone and I finished at 6:00 in the evening…

People's Champ

Manny Pacquiao is once again, the champion of the Filipino people. After the fight and other engagement activities in Manila , the boxing champion Manny Pacquiao went back to his hometown in General Santos City. His friends, families and all the people there were waiting for his arrival. There was a motorcade again for him. The grand victory party was held inside the gym and all the people from different provinces were all invited whether they are rich or poor, young or old.

Our olds here said that it is hard for Pacquiao to lose the game because of his name. They said that sometimes, the destiny of a person, bad or good, depends on his name. Every name, they said has a meaning. The meaning of Manny Pacquiao’s name is…Manny as “money” same sounds right. Pacquiao, in Tagalog and Visayan word, it's “pak-yaw” which means “take all”. So, the complete meaning of his name is “Take all the money” I don’t know if it is true but it happens now. He takes all the money from the ri…

The creation of my blog.

When was the blog started? And how it was started? Who was the first blogger? These were my questions on my mind before I created my first blog.
I am currently a member of WOF. I met new friends there. We were talking about funny things, foods, culture, about their new life in a foreign country with their foreign husbands and many more. Sometimes, they were talking about blogs but since I don’t understand it, perhaps its best not to join their topic. One friend told me to join bloggin’ because according to her, it is fun and I can also make money. I asked how. She explained to me a little, just the basic. I was not interested when she told me that I will just write anything to my blog. Oh! Geezz…write? I asked. Oh, no way, I am not a writer I said. Just give me a microphone and I will sing all day and all night for you. Lol.

When they were talking about their income on blogging, I was a little interested. Although the income that they have mentioned were not as big as you’re…
If you look at what you do not have in life, you don't have anything,
If you look at what you have in life, you have everything.
Thomas Kinkade Paintings

Didith Reyes declared DOA

She was a juke box queen in 80’s. She was a great singer and a great performer in her own style. You can still hear her songs on the radio until now.

Didith Reyes as her screen named died at 59. She died while sleeping in her room. Doctors found out that she died of cardiac arrest. Didith was pretty and sexy when she was young. You can tell that she’s so very lucky to have a great voice, beautiful face and a sexy body. I remember she was criticized by the people for wearing a very sexy top so that her breasts were almost showing. People at that time were conservative a little. It was like wearing pajamas at the beach was normal. However, Didith was not affected with their comments about wearing such sexy dresses. Her career continued blowing up on the air. Until one day, maybe not contented of what she had and what she was getting from the show business world, she went into “drugs”. She became an alcoholic and addicted to it. She forgot that she had a career to maintain…

My coffee and cream

When i wake up in the morning, the first thing on my mind is my coffee mug. It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it fills your empty stomach after the long night without food. For me, my coffee and cream in the morning is a good start for me to do better in the house. It's like, morning is not complete if i can't drink and smell the aroma of my coffee. Some people don't like coffee. My Canadian sister in law does not like coffee but she enjoyed watching me sipping my coffee. My husband and I love coffee so much.
During, school days, I wake up around 5:30 in the morning to prepare my son's food and stuff for school. After sending my youngest to the school, I will make my coffee again and this time with my favorite bread here called "Pandesal". It is a small bread with a very good taste especially if it is still hot. You can put any filling on it if you want some extra flavor or just eat it without anything inside and s…